p3m global have great pleasure to announce the publication of Delivering Successful PMOs, the first book from CEO, Ray Mead.
The book explores, from proven practice and live application how to do the right things, in the right way, in the right order, with the right team and identify what makes a good PMO leader.
Read below what Ray had to say about his book.
You may have seen by now that Peter Taylor and I have just released our new book (and my debut), Delivering Successful PMOs. This book was originally conceived as a counterpart to Peter’s previous book, Leading Successful PMOs (also published by Gower).
The difference is that Delivering offers a practical framework for designing and developing a PMO; a set of steps to follow based on our experiences, Peter’s in his varied career and mine from working with our clients at p3m global. The main message is that the PMO needs to demonstrate value and that this needs to be built into it from the outset.
Value needs to be reflected in its remit, its metrics, how it is sponsored and governed and how it conducts its day to day business. The central concept of 360 degree value discusses the importance of demonstrating value both to senior management and to the PM community it serves. If a PMO slips on either of these, sooner or later it will fail.
Emphasis is also given to the need for the PMO to market its services throughout the organisation. By building a service catalogue, advertising its services and broadcasting its successes it is putting its customers at the heart of everything it does and will thrive as a result.
These are just some of the topics discussed in the book and I sincerely hope those who pick it up are able to take something practical away from it that they can implement in their PMO; even if it a small change in outlook or behaviour – it all helps.
On Thursday 30th July, p3m global hosted PRINCE2 Agile: Empowering the Agile Business. The event was held in partnership with AXELOS and explored PRINCE2 Agile and Organisational Agility.
It was an interesting and insightful evening, which started with p3m global Consultant Drake Gearheart presenting “Empowering the Agile Business through Organisational Agility”. Drake explained how accelerated market demand and increased pressure on organisations to get products and services out the door in near real-time is driving them to be more adaptable.
This agility demands flexibility and needs to flow through the veins of the entire organisation, as a way of being or doing business and relies on its people, processes and technology to be synchronised and optimised to support the mission.
Guest speaker, Keith Richards lead author of PRINCE2 Agile, went on to explain that organisations using structured project delivery methods such as PRINCE2, can quickly develop their talent to be most effective in this agile world by adopting methods such as PRINCE2 Agile.
The team at p3m global, an AXELOS strategic partner, are well positioned to help todays organisations adapt their ways of working to meet this agile demand, and train and accredit their teams in PRINCE2 Agile.
For further information about Organisational Agility please contact us today or visit p3mtraining.com to book a PRINCE2 Agile training course.
If you have any thoughts on Agile you would like to share, please visit our LinkedIn group where there is an Organisational Agility discussion.
p3m global will be hosting further events similar to this one, if you are interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Drake Gearheart presenting – Empowering the Agile Business through Organisational Agility
Guest Speaker, Keith Richards discussing PRINCE2 Agile
Members of the p3m global team – Stewart Ball, Oana Pop, Ray Mead, Drake Gearheart, Hannah Burgess, Emma Dewar & Glenn Jones
Guests from AXELOS and EE, with the p3m global team
Hannah Burgess, p3m global and Susan Lin, AXELOS
Guest Speaker and PRINCE2 Lead Author, Keith Richards and p3m global, CEO, Ray Mead
In partnership with AXELOS, p3m global are delighted to announce they have been selected as one of the first AXELOS Strategic Partners.
The Strategic Partner scheme is a new initiative from AXELOS, to enable growth and drive of the Best Practice Portfolio, which includes PRINCE2, MSP, P3O, MoR, MoP, MoV, ITIL and P3M3. Working in partnership with AXELOS on this scheme, will allow collaborative best practices to be shared with AXELOS and the wider ATO community.
“The AXELOS portfolio has always been integral to both our training and our consulting offerings so I’m especially pleased with this recognition. The aspiration, ethos and geographic footprint of AXELOS closely matches our own, as does the belief that best practice should be applied to further both the careers of individuals and the performance of organisations. We are very excited about working with AXELOS on this range of initiatives in the coming years.” – Ray Mead, p3m global CEO.
p3m global are a specialist project, programme and portfolio (P3M) management consultancy. They are focused on empowering their clients to realise successful change and deliver on their strategic promises. In partnership with their clients they optimise investment by applying the right blend of solutions, drawing from the most comprehensive, integrated and coherent range of P3M services in the World.
AXELOS is a joint venture company, created by the Cabinet Office on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and Capita plc to run the Global Best Practice portfolio. https://www.axelos.com/
Please contact Hannah Burgess, Communications Executive at p3m global for further details.
p3m global is a proud sponsor of PMI Synergy 2014, and we hope to see as many of you there as possible, as PMI Synergy has rapidly earned distinction as one of the largest project management celebrations in Europe.
Synergy 2014 takes place on Thursday, 13th November in London. Register here for tickets.
This year the PMI are showcasing a new scheme, where the seminars will be streamed live from the event via a web link, making Synergy 2014 available globally. Yohan Abrahams, PMI UK, President, shared this exciting news with us:
“PMI UK is planning as a pilot to stream some of the presentation sessions at Synergy, our annual congress on the 13th of November 2014 starting 09:00hrs GMT. Not all the sessions will be available for streaming, therefore we are offering this opportunity free of charge. All you have to do is register your interest on the PMI website quoting promotional code “SynergyStream”. On the 12th of November we will send you a web link to use to watch Synergy. You will then be able to join virtually with nearly 600 members of the community who will be present on the day in London. You will be able to interact with the presenters on twitter using #pmisynergy.”
PMI UK announced that p3m global would be duly recognised as Sponsor as this annual event continues to engage with leading industry figures and those looking to get ahead in P3M.
What are you getting from p3m global? What are the catalysts for strong p3m competence, p3m capability, p3m assessment & assurance and p3m technology service – the points on our service star, if you will. It’s all about the 5 Key Principles, as highlighted in our recent p3m global Facebook campaign and on our website…
“We make it our mission not only to incorporate the best that global standards have to offer but to be at the forefront of defining those global standards. By being a genuine thought leader we can ensure the solutions we provide are not just current or compliant, but ahead of the curve.”
“We do not work on symptoms or in silos, we identify and work on root causes and focus our development on pan-organisational solutions that will make a real and beneficial difference to performance. This is reflected in our integrated approach to People, Process and Technology and our modus operandi of Assess, Develop and Engage.”
CONCLUSION #2: You can expect to get to the heart of the problem.
“We are not here to sell you a quick fix. We are here to be your partner on a journey. We do not believe in overnight transformation, though early benefits can always be identified and prioritised. We recognise that real maturity takes time and that different interventions and expertise will be needed throughout. We will be there to anticipate and provide that as a key partner.”
CONCLUSION #3: You can expect the right solution, not one merely good enough for “right now”.
Here’s why p3m flexibility is so important:
“One size does not fit all, and though we have standard engagement models, flexibility is built into them to ensure that the focus remains on you, the customer, and the targeted outcomes you need. No two projects we run are the same.”
CONCLUSION #4: You can expect us to be elastic and strong for the well-being of your project as it pertains to your business – not merely for the method.
More on the importance of measuring in what we do:
“We believe that all change, good or bad, should be measured because if you can’t measure it in some way, it didn’t really happen. This means we will benchmark at the beginning of each engagement and monitor changes in key performance metrics as well as capturing clearly defined benefits and outcomes. We believe you should be able to clearly see the results and return on the investment you place with us.”
CONCLUSION #5: You can expect us to benchmark, monitor and establish key performance metrics of what’s going on in a change programme.